noon-6pm; $5 Narragansett, $10 house rosé, rum punch, caipirinhas
N, Q, R at 49th St.; 1 at 50th St.; B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center; C, E at 50th St.
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The guys behind Tribeca mixology haven Ward III have revived The Rum House, midtown’s newest old watering hole. The red-walled and wood-paneled drinking den is accented with nightly piano playing, while the space has been elevated beyond its former existence as a simple, pre-theater hotel bar to a classic cocktail lounge swathed in leather banquets and lit by glowing candles, soothing away the knowledge that Times Square is just around the corner. The cocktails also don't disappoint: Classic and strong, they may not be as exotic as those as Ward III but are comparable in craftsmanship.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.